9:00 PM ET, February 18, 2011
KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville found a way to slow down Connecticut star Kemba Walker. Now that they're finally healthy, there may be no stopping the Cardinals.Peyton Siva scored 15 points, freshman center Gorgui Dieng posted his first career double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 16 Louisville rolled by the punchless Huskies (No. 12 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) 71-58 on Friday night."Our defense was incredible," said Louisville coach Rick Pitino. "This was definitely, defensively a gem."
• Louisville has won the last four meetings with UConn, including both this season.
• Louisville is 7-0 in home conference games for the first time since the 1974-75 season, when it was in the Missouri Valley Conference and won its first eight home league games.
• Louisville reached 20 wins for the ninth straight season.
• The Huskies are 2-3 in Big East road games this season.
• UConn's Kemba Walker was held to 16 points on 3-of-10 shooting from the field.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||17-46 (.370)||27-65 (.415)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-13 (.385)||5-16 (.313)|
|FT Made-Attempted||19-27 (.704)||12-20 (.600)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||23 (0/0)|